Kolongi emigrated from Barbados with a single purpose to establish himself as an international artist, with the chief focus on original artwork and prints. Kolongi's work emphasizes the compelling heritage and culture of the African American experience. Kolongi’s interest in art started at an early age. At eight years of age Kolongi was awarded first prize in a country wide Barbadian competition. Self taught without the benefit of traditional teachers, Kolongi has forged his own style for which he continues to receive international recognition. The diverse subject matter of Kolongi's work includes Family, Culture, Spirituality and the Black Experience. Kolongi uses oils, on canvas to convey his messages. Kolongi’s motivation is to project positive images. In this way Kolongi contributes to the education of all people about the greatness of the African Culture. Kolongi's motto is “make wise use of your time”.